Learn the basics of the Internet and its security threats before you help teach your child to become safe online e.g. familiarise yourself with popular teen websites, online games consoles, mobile apps, tablets and smartphones.
Talk to your child about the risks of social networks, chat rooms and communicating with online strangers. Use a Family Agreement and conversations starters such as those on CyberSafeIreland.
Make an effort to be involved with your child online e.g. reviewing good websites.
Become familiar with the security and privacy settings on computers, mobile devices, apps and social media websites they use. Click here for the parental controls on the most common home technologies.